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Kerr Pitches Complete Game in 12-3 Win For Lobos
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/28/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 28, 2008

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Will Kerr tossed a complete game and Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Scott Gracey chipped in a combined seven RBI and six hits to give the University of New Mexico baseball team a 12-3 victory over Vermont on Friday night at Isotopes Park.

Kerr (1-1), a junior transfer, recorded five strikeouts and surrendered only seven hits in his full nine innings of work. Kerr pitched six innings of scoreless ball after Vermont (5-6) took an early 3-1 lead going into the fourth. Kerr retired 10 Vermont batters to end the game and earn his first victory of the season.

"Will Kerr pitched the first complete game of the season. He threw strikes after the third inning. We just got to get him going. Our pitching staff has to get going," Lobo head coach Ray Birmingham said. "Brian was trying too hard early in the season and he is a tremendous player. We benched him for a while and we let him go through that. Then we took batting practice with him and he doesn't take batting practice like everybody else. We tryed to slow the game down for him. We worked with Gracey also and he did well tonight."

The Lobo offense came to life in the bottom of the sixth. The scoring started with an RBI double to left field by Brian Cavazos-Galvez, which brought home Matt Hibbitts from second. The Lobos (14-10) loaded the bases after Kevin Atkinson was hit by a pitch and Adam Courcha walked. Shortstop Scott Gracey doubled in all three runners with two outs to put the Lobos up 5-3. Gracey would later score on a Dane Hamilton single giving the Lobos a 6-3 lead.

Gracey and Cavazos-Galvez would each single in a run in the Lobos' three-run seventh inning. The Lobos also added three in the eighth with another RBI single from Cavazos-Galvez and a two-run homer to left field by Atkinson, 12-3.

Cavazos-Galvez finished with four hits and three RBI, while Gracey collected two hits and 4 RBI to power the Lobo offense. Second baseman Mike Brownstein also had two singles, extending his hitting streak to 13 games.

The loss went to Vermont starter Kyle Henry (1-1).

The series continues tomorrow, Saturday, March 29, with a doubleheader. The first game begins at 2 p.m. at Isotopes Park with the second game to follow 30 minutes after.

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